- the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell.Compare ectoplasm(def 1).
Origin of endoplasm
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They possess a distinct membrane and an excentric nucleus, and contain numerous yellow pigment-granules in the endoplasm.
The Endoplasm or the intracapsular sarcode exhibits in the greater number of Spumellaria a more or less distinct radial striation.
Differentiation of ectoplasm and endoplasm distinct or wanting.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole
Gary N. Calkins
This layer is designated the ectoplasm, as distinguished from the remainder of the cell contents, the endoplasm.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
Three equal large oil-globules in the endoplasm, corresponding to the three lobes of the porochora.
- cytology the inner cytoplasm in some cells, esp protozoa, which is more granular and fluid than the outer cytoplasmSee ectoplasm (def. 1)
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- A central, less viscous portion of the cytoplasm that is distinguishable in certain cells, especially motile cells and protozoa.
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